Top 10 mobile robotic stories of October

October 2021 was a busy month for mobile robot vendors, including various product announcements. We also started featuring use cases every Friday, stories focused on real customer deployments.

This monthly feature summarizes the most popular stories reported on The Mobile Robot Guide during each month.

Here are the Top 10 most popular robotics stories on The Mobile Robot Guide in October 2021. Subscribe to The Mobile Robot Guide Newsletter to stay updated and have the news delivered straight to your inbox.

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10. MiR teams up with CSi palletising to autonomously move pallets

MiR signs a new partnership with CSi palletising to integrate and deploy MiR AMRs. Read story


9. OTTO Motors and Siemens partner to implement material handling solution

Otto Motors is using real-time location systems from Siemens to more accurately localize an AMR within the facility. Read story

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8. Ava Robotics is the core of Johnson Controls’ Tyco security robot

In this case study, learn how Johnson Controls built a new security robot solution on the Ava Robotics platform. Read story

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7. TUM Autonomous Motorsport wins Indy Autonomous Challenge

The first autonomous race at Indy Motor Speedway was a huge success and great entertainment for the spectators. Read story

UVD Robots Disinfection Supermarkets6. German grocers turn to disinfection robots to combat COVID-19

UVD Robots claims its technology can kill more than 99.99% of microorganisms such as SARS-CoV 2 and E. Coli, providing a safe and secure environment for staff and customers. Read story

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5. LIMO is an open-source mobile robotics platform

This KickStarter project is an affordable ROS development platform. Read story

Geek+ RoboShuttle RS8-DA4. New Geek+ RoboShuttle picks items off high shelves

Tote-to-person picking solution designed to maximize warehouse space by reaching up 26.7 feet and supporting payloads up to 529 lb. Read story

3. Deployments of mobile robots are rapidly increasing

At the end of 2020, less than 1% of warehouses had deployed AMRs in support fulfillment operations. That will change going forward. Read Story

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2. Fetch Robotics FlexShelf optimizes warehouse fulfillment workflow

New fulfillment solution enables Zebra to streamline order, batch, case, pallet and each picking workflows and automate material transport. Read story

MassRobotics Interoperability Demo

1. First public demo of MassRobotics interoperability standard

The MassRobotics interoperability standard offers a way for heterogeneous fleets of AMRs to cooperate on at a common facility. Read story

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Mike Oitzman

Mike Oitzman is Senior Editor of WTWH's Robotics Group, cohost of The Robot Report Podcast, and founder of the Mobile Robot Guide. Oitzman is a robotics industry veteran with 25-plus years of experience at various high-tech companies in the roles of marketing, sales and product management. He can be reached at